SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – We are now down to the last four teams in the 2019 NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship and you can stream both semi-finals on Monday, March, 10. NAIA Live Streaming Network | Live Stats
In the opening tip of the day, College of Idaho will take on Oregon Tech at 6:00 PM CT inside Sanford Pentagon.
The Coyotes (31-5) registered a 62-59 win over fourth-ranked Morningside College to advance to the national semifinals for the second-straight year and third time in school history.
Oregon Tech (27-7) defeated No. 1 seed Indiana Wesleyan 107-93 in its quarterfinal game to book a place in the semis.
“Grit. That’s the word,” said the Owls winning head Coach Justin Parnell after beating Indiana Wesleyan. “Grit and focused effort.
“We are so happy our guys get to experience an opportunity of a lifetime. Something they have earned. Mitchell Fink was absolutely incredible.
“Garret [Albrecht] and Matt [Van Tassell] ran the floor as well as they have this year and really wore down the Maxwell brothers.
“We also got huge efforts from Harrison Steiger, Kaison Faust and Matt was a complete difference maker.”
Meanwhile, at 8:00 PM CT, Marian (Ind.) and Spring Arbor (Mich.) will face-off in the second semi-finals of the 2019 NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship.
The Knights (28-7) dominated Briar Cliff to race away with a comfortable 105-66 victory in the quarterfinals, while Spring Arbor (28-7) secured an 89-77 win over IU East (Ind.).